Teen Tests Negative For Ebola In Australia


The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A woman who developed a fever after travelling from West Africa to Australia has tested negative for Ebola. A Queensland department of health spokeswoman confirmed the results showed the 18-year-old patient had not contracted the deadly virus. She was one of nine family members who had flown from Guinea to Queensland 12 days ago. The family was met at the airport by health authorities as a precaution and she was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after claiming to have developed symptoms. The nine were then put into home quarantine, where eight of them still remain.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. Queensland state chief health officer Jeannette Young said: “There is no risk to the community at all because she hasn’t left the house or had any visitors in the time that she has been here in Brisbane.”

She said Queensland health authorities were monitoring four families from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the vast majority of Ebola cases have occurred. The number of Ebola infections has passed the 10,000 mark and the death toll is almost 5,000 worldwide, mainly in the three West African nations. There have been no confirmed Ebola cases in Australia.

 

Woman Tested For Possible Ebola In Australia


The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. After 5 days of not one reported case outside Africa we now have one in New York, one in Rome and now Queensland

A woman who recently travelled from West Africa is in isolation and has been tested for possible Ebola in Australia. The patient had reportedly displayed signs of a fever and is now at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The 18-year-old landed in Queensland 11 days ago and was one of nine family members who flew to Australia from Guinea. Officials were notified a few days before that they were arriving and they were met at the airport. The nine were then put in home quarantine, where eight of them remain while the 18-year-old is now in hospital being assessed.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone who was sick with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. She has already had one test for Ebola and the results are expected in the coming hours. The patient will then have a second test in three days’ time.

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